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Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againDrug suspect Miles Parrotta, 46, tried to avoid arrest by fleeing from sheriff’s deputies in Cortland, N.Y., on a bicycle. His getaway ended when he crashed into the back of a pa...
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:01 am

Prosecutors duck FOIA

 When is a prosecutor actually a judge?When the legislature and the courts say so, at least in Illinois, where state’s attorneys are winning fights to gain exemption from the state Freedom of I...
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againPolice charged Nace Eugene Houchin Jr., 33, with murdering a woman in Williamsburg, Va., after they found a handwritten note in his wallet “confessing to the homicide,” accordi...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am

Newsquirks 12/26/13

Curses, foiled again• Police investigating 15 home burglaries in and around Lakewood, Colo., identified Brandon Campbell, 27, as their suspect because he was wearing a GPS ankle monitor that placed ...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 08:11 am

Newsquirks 12/19/13

Curses, foiled again• Police investigating a burglary in Lake Worth, Fla., identified Derek Codd, 19, as their suspect because he left his cellphone at the scene, and his mother called. Investigator...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
 Samuel Johnson knew something was up before he even left the highway.  Just before midnight on Nov. 4, Johnson was returning from Bloomington in his Mitsubishi Diamante whe...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am

Activists want jobs

 Community activists say that minorities aren’t getting enough out of high-speed rail and railroad consolidation work in Springfield. “This is not a game we play – this is ...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
 Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday evening for a public hearing in Decatur to point out holes in proposed regulations for a controversial oil and gas extraction technique. The meeting was one...
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 10:32 am

Greenburg had controversial past

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has chosen J. Todd Greenburg to be the city’s next corporation counsel. Greenburg, former city attorney for the city of Bloomington, comes with controversy....

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